MS symptoms and signs
Some of the most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis include:
- eye problems
- numbness or tingling feelings (sometimes a bit like pins and needles)
MS symptoms can come and go and change over time. They can be mild, or more severe.
The symptoms of MS are caused by your immune system attacking the nerves in your brain or spinal cord by mistake. These nerves control lots of different parts of your body. That’s why you can get MS symptoms in many parts of your body, and why everyone’s MS is different.
In this section, you can find out about what causes MS symptoms and how to manage them.
Find out more about symptoms of MS
Early signs of MS
MS can cause a wide range of symptoms and there's no exact list of early signs. A first symptom for one person may never be experienced by someone else.
Sex and relationships
Exercises for MS symptoms
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We’re the MS Society – a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers.
We understand what life’s like with MS, and we support each other through the highs, lows and everything in between.
And we’re driving research into more – and better – treatments. For everyone.
Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.